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Lesson 27: 2 Octave Minor Pentatonic Scale

Sign up for free iOS apps! http://bit.ly/FREEAPPS The Minor Pentatonic Scale --------------------------------------------------------------------- Continuing in the pentatonic vein, let's venture onward into the world of minor pentatonic. Minor Pentatonic --------------------------------------------------------------------- This scale is essentially a simpler version of the basic minor scale. It's simpler because it only contains five scale degrees as opposed to seven (or eight, including the octave). Refer to the video above and the diagram below for the one octave A minor pentatonic scale: The Origin of the Pentatonic Scale --------------------------------------------------------------------- If you break down the Greek word, "pentatonic", "penta" means five, and "tonic" means tone. In other words, a pentatonic scale contains five scale degrees as opposed to seven, like basic major and minor scales.The five scale degrees in a minor pentatonic are: * 1st degree * Minor 3rd degree (lowered 3rd) * 4th degree * 5th degree * Minor 7th degree (lowered 7th) Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/lesson-27-the-minor-pentatonic-scale/
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